One gardener's observations, discoveries and random thoughts whilst simultaneously worshipping and dallying in a Cape Cod garden. "A garden," said Ralph Waldo Emerson, "is like those pernicious machineries which catch a man's coatskirt or his hand, and draw in his arm, his leg and his whole body to irresistable destruction."

Things To Come

We could normally accept this brilliant gold as proof that spring was already here. But the confusing thing is, some of the dwarf daffodils in this stand along Rock Harbor Road have been trying to bloom since early January, when our lack of winter weather was forcing the cherry trees into bloom.

There’s rain on the way for tomorrow, another sign of the coming season, but we enjoyed today! There was this great warm breeze blowing, that made us laugh to think back about the knifing winds of last Wednesday. How quickly things change! I’ll try to remember this positive attitude on Friday morning, when the forecast threatens that rain will turn to colder versions of itself.

At home, I counted 23 ducks on the pond, and the morning birdsong seems louder by the day, including the loud and distinctive honking chorus of a flock of Canada Geese(they might’ve been on the pond, or just passing low overhead, but it was before sunrise and too dark to be sure…). Little green tufts of early bulb foliage are popping up through the winter’s leaf debris.

Yep, there’s always reason to hope!


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